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Injection Molding Engineering

Bolingbrook, IL
September 27, 2018

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Bolingbrook, IL *****


Michael G. Eck July 31st, 2018





Manufacturing and


General Management position as Dir. of Eng., VP Eng., Dir of Mfr., Eng. Mgr., Corp. Tooling Eng. Mgr. Corp. Molding Mgr., Dir Lean Mfr. Mgr., or Corp Product Development position with a well established international organization where I can optimize my management and technical skills to assist and help develop a competitive position in the global market place to achieve company profitability.

Strong Management & Problem-Solving skills, Process Development for Injection Molding, Automation, Progressive Dies and Tooling. Technical Sales, Good Mfr. problem-solving skills, Accountability for P&L/GP%, Lean Mfr., Project Managing, Estimating, Mold/Part Designs, Self Employed Owner for Design/Engineering company, Mold Maker and hands on experience for all the above.

Software Skills



Increased GP% &

P/L 10%-15% within

3 months Jan-Mar

2018 in Mexico

Bi-Link IL

Manufacture of the

Year DuPage 2015

Certified Autodesk

Moldflow Nov 2015

Using analysis

saved startup and

PPAP timing.

Certified Arburg

Molding Setup &

Sologica software

Sept 2013

Office: Word, Power Point, Excel, Visio, Project & Salesforce. CAD: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, AutoVue, Certified Autodesk Moldflow. Certified Arburg Sologica Molding, Estimating: RapidQuote 6.0, ERP/MRP: Epicor/Vantage, Visual, Mettec, Qantel. Sept. 2011 – July 2018 Bi-Link (Global Supplier of Metal Stamping, Injection Molding & Die Cut Products), Industries: Automotive, Medical, Consumer, Cell Phones, Electrical. Bloomingdale, IL USA

***Global Molding Director & Advanced Engineering***

Direct Global Mold & Part estimating for molded opportunities and established Mold & Molding standards from customer 1st contact to Program Award and PPAP Approval.

Provide concurrent engineering & management support and program feasibility reviews with new and targeted customers that lead to more manufacturable (and profitable) production molding opportunities.

Establish tooling/production & molding concepts for new project awards.

Direct Bi-Link Mexico team P & L and GP% targets and implement on-site cost savings Lean improvements and Tooling and Molding Process improvements.

Support TS and ISO standards throughout Engineering and Manufacturing.

Directed Molding Prototype startup in Bloomingdale IL and provide molding machine setup training.

Provide on-site global (China, Mexico, US) technical trouble-shooting support for Tooling & Molding.

Direct internal and external resources as necessary to drive on-time, in-budget completion & ramp-up of new molding projects.

Developed and Implement Mold design and Mold build standards, checklists, shipping molds preparations, Mold Design to Molding procedures and using scientific molding.

Provide training/structure for Bi-Link Project Engineering, Estimating, Molding Manufacturing staff and to support successful program management of molding projects to be profitable.

Advise/Direct all facilities on capital equipment selection/purchases for new programs, replacement equipment and advise new manufacturing manufacturing processes.

New Mold Tooling Supplier procurement for North America: US & China suppliers for Injection Molds, Automation, Plastic Materials and Components.

Direct & developed with structured documentation production ready team, to improve “time to production” and manufacturing to Quote.

Attend regularly Design and Manufacturing trade shows for new processes and cost improvements. June 2003 – Sept. 2011: Plainfield Precision formerly Plainfield Companies Inc.

(Global supplier of Injection Molding, Stampings & Assemblies) Industries: Automotive, Electrical, Industrial, Medical. Plainfield, IL.

***New Business Development Engineering Manager & Estimating Mgr

Responsibility for Corporate New Business Opportunity Development and Advanced Engineering for 5 manufacturing facilities. Corporate Estimating new and existing job costing. Sensata



Award 2007

Awarded 2 million

Assembly Program

2007 & Developed

Sales to 5 million

within 2 years

Featured Article in

Metal Forming

Magazine Sept.

2005 “Quoting

Worth Noting”

Supervised 5 estimators and 2 job cost analysis personal for all 5 Manufacturing Plants globally.

Develop manufacturing processes for Molding, Insert Molding, Automation, Stampings and Tooling.

Customer Technical Sales support and advance engineering and molding processes.

New Business Supplier procurement for: Molds (US & China), Dies, Automation, plastic materials and components.

Direct department activities to aid Customers and prospective customers in the design of new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques and develop test procedures.

Analyze technology trends, human resource needs and market demand to plan projects.

Forecast operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget request

Provide upper management Estimating performance and trend charts per TS.

Interact with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness for new and existing job orders.

Developed process tooling & Asm to win business opportunity from Diamond Electric (Japan) for a $2 million automated insert Molding Coil to Box In-Line assembly, for an Automotive Pencil Coil connector.

Established and monitor TS audit requirements for Estimating and Sales. Entrepreneur /

Business Owner 6


March 1997– June 2003 PMB Engineering (North American supplier of Injection Mold Designs, Die Cast Mold Designs, Injection Molding procurement, Project Engineering and Consulting). Industries: Automotive, Electrical, Consumer & Medical. Bolingbrook, IL.

***Owner/President; Engineering Services***

Supplied High Quality On-Time CAD Mold Designs, basic part to very complicated mechanical Molds.

Directed Customers in highly technical Engineering Projects, interacting with their customers, suppliers and internal departments.

Monitored and support outside designers.

Accountable for Profits and establish new corporate goals.

Part Design/Engineering development in 3d CAD formats using AutoCad and/or Mechanical Desktop.

Sales, Consulting, Program Development and Customer manufacturing lean cost savings support.

Web Design service: Small to complicated web sites. Increased Injection

Molding sales

250% within 1 year

& increased



Nov. 1995– March 1997 Mars Mold, Inc & Mars Molded Products (North American supplier of Injection Molds, Die Cast Molds, Injection Molding and Assemblies) Industries: Automotive, Electrical, Industrial & Consumer. Schaumburg, IL.

***VP Engineering & Manufacturing***

Responsibility for Engineering, New Tooling, Molding and Mold Estimating, Molding & Tooling P&L, Molding Manufacturing, Project Managers. Supervised 8 managers for both Tooling & Molding facilities locally.

Develop New Customers, Technical Sales, Program Management, and Engineering.

Developed manufacturing processes for Molding, Automation, Stampings, Mold Tooling and good lean practices throughout tooling and molding facilities.

Monitor & Source New Mold Building supplier procurement.

Forecast and Monitor operating costs for Engineering, Tooling and Molding departments and prepare quarterly P/L and new budget reports.

Established and Implemented Lean Manufacturing with Molding and New Tooling departments.

Implemented New Mold Building 2nd shift, decreasing lead times and increased profits.

Interact with management, production, and Sales staff to determine engineering feasibility, manufacturing processes and cost effectiveness for new and existing jobs.

Improved Molding annual sales 250% over 1 year and increased profit margins: New Customers awards and implemented Molding Job costing.

June 1986 –Nov. 1995 Plainfield Molding, Inc. (North American supplier of Molding, Stampings and Assemblies) Industries: Automotive, Electrical, Medical, Industrial. Plainfield, IL.

***Engineering Manager***

Responsible for multiple departments consisting of 22 people; Project Engineering, Estimating, Mold Hitachi Automotive

Supplier Award


Developed and


Production ready


Design, Production Toolroom, Sampling, Document Control and New Business Procurement for Tooling.

Developed manufacturing processes for estimating Molding and Tooling.

Monitor and establish goals for continuous improvement.

New Mold Building supplier procurement and Production, Tooling and Molding problem solving.

Production, Tooling and Molding problem solving

Project / Account Manager for Hitachi Automotive; Developed from new to $5 million account within 2 years. Business trip to Japan to sale and win a $2 million insert molding automated line for Air Flow Sensor.

Developed & Implemented Production ready team within my departments and established Hand Shake documentation agreement with Production, to make sure molds and all tooling related was ready for production. Improved sample trials to production, costs, timing and training.

Hitachi awarded Plainfield Molding Supplier of the Year in 1993 and brought sales to 6 million.

Internal Quality Circle representative for Engineering and Tooling.

Hired as Chief Mold Designer for 2 years then promoted to Engineering Manager in 1988. Jan. 1983 – June 1986 Suburban Design Inc. (North American supplier of Injection Mold Designs, Die Cast Mold Designs, Project Engineering and Consulting). Industries: Automotive, Electrical, Consumer & Industrial. Roselle, IL.

Lead Unscrewing

Mold Designer




***Co-Owner/President Mold / Part Designs and Engineering Services***

Mold and Part Designs from simple to very difficult high production insert molding molds

Supervised Mold and Part Designers.

Customer Sales development and Consulting.

Customer manufacturing development support

Responsible for 2 In-House Mold Designs and outside Designs support.

Product development and Design

June 1981– Jan. 1983 Swens Mold & Tool Inc. (North American supplier of Injection Molds, Die Cast Molds, Specialty Machining, Short Run Injection Molding) Industries: Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Electrical. Franklin Park, IL.

***Senior Mold Designer and Sampling***

Mold Designs for Thermoplastic Hot Runner, Unscrewing, Multi-cavities and Thermoset molds.

Mold purchasing procurement: ordering molds, steel and components.

Developed sampling plastic inventory records and low cost mold steel purchasing.

Technical Mold Design Sales support.

June 1976 –June 1981 Delta Tool Inc. (Global supplier of Precision Injection Molds, Specialty Machining, Short Run Injection Molding) Industries: Consumer, Industrial, Automotive, Electrical & Medical. Mt Prospect, IL.

***Mold Maker. and Mold Designer***

Mold Making (4 years) trained using Milling, Grinding, CNC, EDM, Drill Press machines.

Mold Designer (1 year); Designed simple to very difficult molds.

Senior Designer for Unscrewing multi cavity Molds: Hoffer Plastics (Seaquest Closures).

Mold purchasing procurement: ordering steel and components. High School Diploma (1976), Tool & Die Certified Mold Maker (1979) & Mold Design (1980), College courses in Managing Technical Professionals (1988), One Minute Manager (1989), Project Management (1990). In-house Professional Training Accountability & Productivity Measurements (1993), Certified Arburg Molding Setup/Sological software (2013), Certified Moldflow software (2015).

Quality time with Family, Travel, Computers, watching quality world soccer, reading trade magazines, coaching, visiting trade shows and consulting. English (US Born Citizen) and German


Current travel 30-50% domestically and foreign countries (Mexico, China, Germany, Canada, France and Japan).

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